Innovative Solar Systems announces development of over 500 MW of utility-scale solar projects to be located throughout Georgia in 2015. Support for residential solar however seems to still be lacking.
Innovative Solar Systems (ISS) is set to become the largest developer of utility-scale solar projects in Georgia. The company is already the largest developer in its home state of North Carolina with almost 1 GW of projects in the pipeline for 2014. John Green, CEO and managing partner of ISS, states that Georgia is a very exciting market for the company as utility companies there seem to be progressive in embracing renewable energy partners.
Similar to its North Carolina projects, ISS plans to concentrate efforts on projects ranging in size from 2 MW to 20 MW or larger in Georgia for 2015. Thanks to states like Georgia, which support large-scale solar, ISS has been able to expand at record levels.
While Georgia is becoming a hub for utility-scale solar projects, it has not proven as friendly toward residential projects. A bill proposed to legalize solar leases back in January has since been tabled. Utility Georgia Power, which initially supported the bill, has since changed their stance and is now in opposition to it until language changes are made to the bill.